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by ABC News

January 12, 2006

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Why Do People Follow The Crowd?" by ABC News.

Dr. Gregory Burns, a professor of behavioral science, conducted several experiments to study why humans readily conform. ABC’s Primetime recreated these experiments using several unsuspecting people.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Social Pressure as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Why do people follow the crowd?"

Ways to support your child: